What is shicoxp.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the shicoxp.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Shicoxp.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with shicoxp
Shicoxp.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process shicoxp.exe has no company information.

Description: Shicoxp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The shicoxp.exe file is located in the C:\Windows folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 45,056 bytes (78% of all occurrences), 40,960 bytes or 49,152 bytes. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The shicoxp.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as shicoxp.exe. Therefore, you should check the shicoxp.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Driver for a MultiCard slot ImageMate 6-in-1 Combo cardreader
Driver for multi-cardslot (on my computer from "equip")
  J├╝rgen Quast  
installed with PRO-9 multi-card reader
  SGT Mitchell  
Driver for a MultiCard slot ImageMate 6-in-1 Combo cardreader
  Lyman DeKoquonut  
Got mitsumi 7-in-1 card reader.
9 in 1 Card Reader / Writer Fa. equip
6 in 1 usb card reader/writer drive manager/driver
USB Card Reader
Part of MultiCardReader-Driver. Not essential - Only for device icons.
Driver for USB 2.0 Multi Card Reader / Comp USA Model# UISC51WDM
This is installed by Mitsumi Floppy/USB internal card reader
  Chris   (further information)
I have been using XP for some time and I have never seen this piece of software until I installed my Multicard reader recently, so I guess that is what it's for.
Icon Driver for Hi-Speed USB Card Reader
Multicard Reader Icons

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Summary: Average user rating of shicoxp.exe: based on 26 votes with 15 user comments. 13 users think shicoxp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 6 users think it's probably harmless. 6 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks shicoxp.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving shicoxp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with shicoxp. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the shicoxp.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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